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[ No. 75. ] AN ACT to incorporate the Royal Oak and Hastings Plank Road

Company. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives Incorporaof the State of Michigan, That John Winder, Samuel G. Watson, Johnson Niles, Clark Harris and William G. Stone, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners, under the direction of a majority of wbom subscriptions may be received to the capital stock of the Royal Oak and Hastings Plank Road Company, and the subscribers thereto, with such other persons as they shall associate with them for that purpose,

their successors and assigns, shall be and they are berebs ereated a body politic and corporate by the name and style of the Royal Oak and Hastings Flark Road Company, with cerforate succession.

Sec. 2. Said company hereby created shall have the power to lay Roule. out, establish and construct a plark road, and all necessary buildings, from the railroad depot or such other point in the township of Royal Oak in the county of Oakland as the commissioners may determine, to Hastings in the townsbip of Troy in said countr.

Sec. 3. The capital stock of said company shall be fifteen thou- Capital. sand dollars, in six hundred shares of twenty-five dollars each; and certificates of subscription to stock in said company shall be issued opon the paynent of one dollar upon each share, under the direction of a majority of the commissioners.

Sec. 4. The company hereby incorporated shall have power to Toils. levy and collect tolls as soon as three miles of the road shall have been completed.

Sec. 5. This act shall be and remain in force for the term of fifty ruration of years from and after its passage; but the Legislature may at any time alter, amend or repeal this act by a vote of two-thirds of each branch thereof; but such alteration amendment or repeal shall not be made within thirty years, unless it shall be made to appear to the Legislature that there has been a violation by the company of scme of the provisions of this act: Provided, That after said thirty years' ao alteration or reduction of the tolls of said company shall be made during its existence, unless the yearly nett profits of said company, over and above its expenses, shall exceed ten per cent. on the capital

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stock invested : Provided, There be no violation of the charter of said company.

Sec. 6. The said company shall be subject to the provisions of an act entitled an act relative to plank roads, approved March 1Stb, 1848, except so far as otherwise provided in this act.

Sec. 7. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage:

Approved March 8, 1850.

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[ No. 76. ] AN ACT to amend the charter of the city of Detroit. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senute and House of Representaliver of the State of Michigan, That the cop mon council of the city of De troit shall have power, in addition to the taxes now authorized to be levied by law, to levy and collect a tax not exceeding the sum of twenty thousand dollars upon all the real and personal estate in said city, as follows, to wit: A sum not exceeding six thousand five hundred dollars for the year eighteen hundred and fifty; a further sum not exceeding six thousand five hundred dollars for the year eighteen hundred and fifty-one, and a further sum not exceeding seven thou. sand dollars for the year eighteen hundred and fifty-two: Provided, That the consent of a majority of the taxable inhabitiits of said city, attending at a public meeting to be convened by proclamation of the mayor of said city, be first obtained to the proposed levy: And provided further, That the sums or any part thereof so raised shall be applied in payment of any bonds heretofore issued or which may hereafter be issued by the said common coun"il for the purpose of defraying the expenses of improving the hydraulic works of said city, and the interest on said bonds, and to no other purpose

whatever. Sec. 2. The common council of said city shall have power in addition to the taxes mentioned in the first section of this act, to cause to be levied and collected upon all the real and personal estate in said city, a further and additional tax for the year eighteen hundred and fifty, not exceeding the sum of ten thousand dollars: Provided, That the consent of the taxable inhabitants of said city be first obtained in the manner provided in the first section of this act: Arad

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provided further, That said last sum, or any part thereof so raised, shall be applied to the payment of the interest of the city debt of said city, and to no other purpose.

Sec. 3. All acts and parts of acts in relation to the election of as- Acts repeat sessors in the city of Detroit, passed prior to an act entitled “an act to amend the charter of the city of Detroit," approved January thirtieth, eighteen hundred and fifty, and all acts and parts of acts in any Fay inconsistent with or contravening the provisions of said last act, are hereby repealed. Sec. 4. The assessment made by the assessors elected under the Arsengsaene

legalized. provisions of an act entitled “an act to amend the charter of the city of Detroit," shall be tırken and adopted as the regular assessments for the county and state taxes throughout the said city of Detroit.

Sec. 5. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 8, 1850.

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[ No. 77. ] AN ACT to attach a part of the township of Bertrand, in the

county of Berrien, to the township of Niles. Section 1. Be it enu ied by the Senate and House of Representatives of Township the State of Michigan, That all that part of the township of Bertrand in the county of Berrien, which is east of the centre of the St. Joseph river, in town eight south, range seventeen west, be and the same is hereby attached to and made a part of the township of Nies.

Sec. 2. All that part of the township of Bertrand hereby attached Township to and made a part of the township of Niles, shall be entitled to and be liable for all moneys that the township of Bertrand may receive or pay on account of said portion of said township.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 9, 1850.

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[ No. 78. ]
AN ACT to provide for the time, place and manner of holding the

Convention to revise the Constitution, and for the election of Del-
egates thereto.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
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of the State of Michigan, That an election for delegates to the Con-
vention to revise the constitution of the State of Michigan, shall be
held on the first Monday of May, in the year

of our Lord one thou-
sand cight hundred and fifty. The township board of elections in
the several townships, and the inspectors of elections in the differen
wards and cities af this State, shall, upon the day above mentioned,
open the polls of their respective townships, wards or cities, in the
manner prescribed by law for the election of Representatives to the
State Legislature, at the same place at which the polis may be open
ed for the election of township, ward and city officers at the next
spring election, and shall receive the votes of all electors who ard
qualified by law to elect Representatives to the Sate Legislature,
The electors shall be entitled to vote for as many persons as shall be
entitlel to a seat in said Convention from their several counties or
districts by the provisions of this act, which votes : hall be taken in
the same manner as is now provided by law in elections for Repre
sentatives to the State Legislature.

Sec. 2. The Secretary of State is hereby required to publish tha en publish notice of this election, and send copies thereof to the sheriffs of

the different counties and districts in this State, which said copies
shall be sent to said sheriffs at least three weeks before the day ap-
pointed for holding said election. Said notice shall contain the num-
ber of delegates and their apportionment to each county and district,
and the Secretary of State shall cause said notice to be published in
the state paper and in a paper published in each of the counties in
this State, (where a paper is published,) three weeks in succession,
previous to the day of holding the election. The copies of said
notice to be delivered to the sheriffs, -as aforesaid, shall contain the
number of delegates to which the counties or district: to which such

sheriffs belong are respectively entitled; and the said sheriffs shall, The natin immediately on the receipt of said notice, transmit a copy of the sub

stance thereof to each of the township clerks in their respective
counties or districts; and the township clerks shall, at least one week

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prior to the day appointed for said election, post up copies of such notice in three of the most public places in their respective townships.

Sec. 3. The number of delegates in such Convention shall be one Apportion; hundred, to be apportioned among the several counties and represen- egalcs. tative districts in this State as follows, viz: the county of Allegan, one; Barry, one; Berrien, three; Branch, three; Calhoun, five; Cass, three; Chippewa and the counties attached thereto for representative purposcs, one; Clinton and the counties attached thereto for judicial purposes, one; Eaton, two; Genesee, three; Hillsdale, four; Ingham, two; Ionia and the counties attached thereto for judicial or that may be attached for representative purposes, two; Jackson, five; Kalamazoo, three; Kent and Ottawa and the counties attached to Kent and Ottawa for judicial purposes, three; Lapeer, two; Lenawee, seven; Livingston, four; Mackinac, one; Macomb, four; Monroe, four; Oakland, nine; Saginaw and the counties attached thereto for judicial purposes, one; Shiawasse, one; Si. Clair and the counties attached thereto for representative and judicial purposes, three; St. Joseph, three; Van Buren, one; Washtenaw, cight; Wayne, ten.

Sec. 4. The several township boards of election and the inspec- Canvass & tors of election of the different wards and cities, shall canvass and return the votes given at said election in the same manner as is now provided by law for the canvass and return of votes given at the tlection of Representatives; and the county and district boards of canvassers sball be appointed in the same manner, and shall meet and canvasss the votes in their respective counties and districts in the same manner and in the same space of time after said election is held as is now provided for by law in the appointment of county and district canvassers, and the meeting and canvassing of votes for Representatives; and certificates of election shall be given to the persons entitled thereto by the same officer and in the same manner as Representatives now receive the same; and the county clerks of their respective counties and districts shall, within five days after such their duties. canvass, transmit to the Secretary of State certified copies, under their hands and seals of office, of such canvass in their respective counties and districts; and in case of contested elections to the Convention, the Convention shall have the same power to judge of the qualifications, return and election of its delegates as the Legislature of this State now have,

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